Ukraine to look for alternative routes for goods shipment amid Russian embargo
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has said Kyiv will search for alternative ways of supplying Ukrainian goods in connection with the Russian transit and trade embargo.
"We expect that there will be the first experimental train on route Ukraine - Georgia - Azerbaijan - Kazakhstan, which in fact would allow the Ukrainian economy to find an alternative way of supplying goods to those markets which have always been Ukrainian, but where it is currently extremely difficult to deliver goods in connection with the Russian transit and trade embargo," he said opening a meeting of the Cabinet in Kyiv on Wednesday.
Yatseniuk said that Ukraine is in active consultations with its European partners on how to implement their bilateral relations under the agreement on free trade area between Ukraine and the EU.
"Ukraine and the European Union must clearly comply with all the requirements, rules and standards (of the FTA agreement), including in matters of transit," the prime minister said.
He also said that Ukraine has produced "an appropriate agenda", with which it will turn "to our European friends on how to help us get through this quite a difficult economic phase after Russia once again violated the bilateral contract and a multilateral agreement regarding economic cooperation between Ukraine and Russia."
Yatseniuk said that Ukraine together with its European partners will look for a way out of this difficult situation.